Allison Levy is Digital Scholarship Editor at Brown University. A specialist of early modern visual and material culture, she has authored House of Secrets: The Many Lives of a Florentine Palazzo and Re-membering Masculinity in Early Modern Florence: Widowed Bodies, Mourning, and Portraiture. She has edited the following essay collections: Playthings in Early Modernity: Party Games, Word Games, Mind Games; Sex Acts in Early Modern Italy: Practice, Performance, Perversion, Punishment; and Widowhood and Visual Culture in Early Modern Europe.
A forum for innovative research on the role of images and objects in the late medieval and early modern periods, Visual and Material Culture, 1300-1700 publishes monographs and essay collections that combine rigorous investigation with critical inquiry to present new narratives on a wide range of topics, from traditional arts to seemingly ordinary things. Recognizing the fluidity of images, objects, and ideas, this series fosters cross-cultural as well as multi-disciplinary exploration. We consider proposals from across the spectrum of analytic approaches and methodologies.